Mark DeRosa will manage Team USA in 2023 World Baseball Classic2 min read
In March of 2023, former Major League Baseball infielder Mark DeRosa will take over as the manager of Team USA for the World Baseball Classic.
On Friday, Tony Reagins, who was appointed general manager of Team USA just one month ago, made the following news on MLB Network:
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Mark DeRosa embarked on a 16-year journeyman career that saw him play for teams such as the Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Guardians, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals, and Toronto Blue Jays before he retired in 2013. Prior to his retirement in 2013, Mark DeRosa played for the Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Guardians, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants
The native of New Jersey finished his career with a batting line of.268/.340/.412, 100 home runs, and 23 stolen bases. His total number of games played was 1,241.
It is possible that he is best recognized for his flexibility because he has played every hitting position in the major leagues, with the exception of catcher and center field.
The MLB Network employs Mark DeRosa, who is now 47 years old, in the role of analyst.
After taking first place in the competition in 2017, Team USA is currently the reigning winner of the World Baseball Classic. The pandemic caused by COVID-19 resulted in the postponement of the event scheduled for 2021.
According to Eric Mullin of NBC Sports, the United States team is already beginning to take shape for the next year’s title defense, and they have seven commitments so far:
- C J.T. Realmuto (Philadelphia Phillies)
- 1B Paul Goldschmidt (St. Louis Cardinals)
- 1B Pete Alonso (New York Mets)
- Trevor Story 2B (Boston Red Sox)
- St. Louis Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado CF Mike Trout is a baseball player (Los Angeles Angels)
- RF Harper Bryce (Philadelphia Phillies)
The United States of America, Japan, and Taiwan will all play home to various stages during the competition. The sixteen countries that participated in the event in 2017 have already been invited, and the qualifying rounds for the remaining four seats will begin in September.
On March 21, in Miami, we shall determine who the winner is.
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